Over a year ago Los Angeles-based Buscemi released a pair of Birkin-bag inspired 100mm sneaker collection for men decorated with 18 karat gold-plated padlocks. The rap world centered brand however chose not to release a matching collection for ladies. During this time they only released one pair of high-end sneakers for women. The brand has now corrected that slight oversight by launching the Buscemi 100mm Alta model – based on that famous Birkin bag.
The hightop Buscemi Alta is handcrafted in Civitanova, Italy, considered the footwear capitol of the world. Made from full-grain Italian calf leather leather, the Alta features hand painted edges, Vachetta calf skin liner and signature heel handles. It also boasts a concealed wedge heel, a creation of French designer Isabel Marant and now adapted by most designer sneaker brands. The signature gold-plated lock and hardware, gold foil embossed logo and geometric collar flaps are also part of the ensemble.
Offered in colors red, black and white, the Buscemi 100mm Alta is available for purchase at Buscemi’s online store for $865.